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Appraisal Institute Says ‘Join the Movement’ with New Green Building Seminar

RISMEDIA, June 2, 2008-The Appraisal Institute introduced its newest seminar, An Introduction to Valuing Green Buildings, which will premiere June 24, 2008, in Austin, Texas. Designed for appraisers, developers, investors and other real estate professionals, this timely seminar will explore the history and progress of the "green" building movement in ...


NAR Pulse: This Week’s Top Stories from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2008-This week's headlines from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS include: help navigating the new postal rates from NAR partner Pitney Bowes, new brochure to help get buyers off the fence on home buying, and David Murphy added to speaker roster for CommercialSource.com. ...


What Exactly Is Generation Y Looking for in a Home?

By Stacy Downs ...


Purchase of ‘Ugly’ Houston House Puts HomeVestors Over 35,000 Mark

RISMEDIA, May 30, 2008-Despite the subprime mortgage fallout and real estate market woes, HomeVestors® of America, Inc., the company famous for its "We Buy Ugly Houses"® billboards, has marked the purchase of the 35,000th house by its franchise network. ...


Marketing Best Practices – Mobile Advertising Key to Reaching On-the-Go Consumers

RISMEDIA, May 31, 2008-A new Harris Interactive study on people's attitudes toward the economy and technology reveals that despite skyrocketing fuel prices and rising costs for daily household staples, over one-third of consumers say the dire economy will not affect their spending habits. ...


The 2 Ways to Deliver Real Estate Service to the Consumer

Helping Consumers Grasp Real Estate Part VI ...


Multicultural Marketing – Not as Complicated as You Think

By the Gonzales Group ...


Emerging Markets: What Population has a Trillion Dollars in Annual Buying Power?

RISMEDIA, May 29, 2008-What population has a trillion dollars in annual buying power? The U.S. Department of Labor tells us it is Americans with disabilities. ...


E-mail Strategies – Mastering Auto-Responders

By Mike Barnett ...


Moving Tips for Consumers – Don’t Forget to Negotiate Aggressively

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2008-Interstate mover rate deregulation in 2008, combined with fewer consumers "on the move," has created a buyers market for professional moving services during National Moving Month this May. As a result, Move, Inc., a leader in online real estate and operator of Moving.com, recommends consumers negotiate more ...


VA Loans Revisited: Unaffected by Fannie & Freddie

By Jason Kotar ...


Getting Real About This Housing Market

By Robert Sheridan ...


Chase International Agents become Eco-Certified

Leading agents are on cutting edge of environmentally-conscious market ...


Meeting Customer Needs in Today’s Market

By Paige Tepping ...


Real Estate Agents Cite Effectiveness of Promotional Products in Marketing to Buyers and Sellers

RISMEDIA, May 20, 2008-In an industry facing tremendous pressure, how do real estate agents market themselves to gain an edge? To find out, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) surveyed more than 700 attendees at the 2007 National Association of Realtors Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...